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540 Rochester St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M1, Canada
+1 613-321-3537
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (24 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (6 reviews)
“focaccia” (3 reviews)
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Canadian, International
540 Rochester St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M1, Canada
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Reviewed September 7, 2016

The most spectacularly presented menu I have ever experienced. Fortunately, the taste of the food matched the visuals. Very nuanced combinations of flavours, which all built on each other in each tasting. It was obvious that a great deal of thought and trial and error...More

2  Thank John F
Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth the trip to Ottawa! My 4 friends and I had luckily been able to make a last minute reservation here and it was fantastic. The thought put into the dishes here is just unbelievable! The sour beers are a must try and I...More

Thank Countyfoodie
Reviewed August 30, 2016

Despite the minimal number of reviews I have here on TripAdvisor, I have been lucky enough to dine at some amazing restaurants in Canada and around the world. Atelier for me was a unique experience in that it was a real gastronomic experience in Canada!...More

Thank AvninderB
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

On par with the best in NYC! More of jovial relaxed environment then your typical for the same quality and service. - not a person who writes reviews.

1  Thank Lawrence S
Reviewed August 9, 2016

Exceptional doesn't even begin to describe this restaurant. While the wine pairings are innovative and the service is excellent, the food really takes center stage at this phenomenal restaurant. It is a gastronomic experience that you will not soon forget. Mark Lepine is a culinary...More

Thank Nancy Y
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Who would have thought that the mere taste of food could have goose bumps rippling over flesh, bring tears to my eyes and shivers down my spine? Moaning optional. Every course was an explosion of textures in my mouth, a brilliant mélange of complementary and...More

Thank su34nn313v
Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

This is a one of a kind dining experience and has to be done with the wine pairing to get the optimal experience. I gave it a lower rating due to the acoustics upstairs as it was very loud most of the time as it...More

Thank Michelle P
Reviewed July 6, 2016

If you’ve never been to a restaurant that specializes in molecular gastronomy, it’ll be an experience that you’ve never had before. I can’t even describe it as “good” because the food was so interesting, creative, and foreign to my palette that my taste buds couldn’t...More

1  Thank Lilyxo1
Reviewed June 27, 2016

Surprisingly refined multi-course haut cuisine, outstanding service, at a reasonable price. Similar quality restaurants in New York or San Francisco would have Michelin stars and much higher prices. Worth a detour. I never thought I would like Molecular Cuisine – and the 3 young chefs...More

Thank 621VladC
Reviewed June 21, 2016

I came to the same restaurant almost exactly 1 year ago. At that time I raved about it, and was very excited to go back and visit again. However, overall, our meal was much less positive this time - there were several of us so...More

1  Thank Peter S
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September 12, 2016|
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Response from CFD1 | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual would be fine.
November 23, 2015|
Response from fleursdesoleil | Reviewed this property |
It's a great spot for couples or groups, but I would recommend this restaurant for adults only. The meal is 4-5 hours long and there is no choice in the menu except for dietary restrictions. That said, the restaurant has... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$53 - US$61
Canadian, International
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 540 Rochester St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-321-3537
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